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Right-sided heart failure

Give the right side of the heart the attention it’s due. Takeaways: In right-sided heart failure, ventricular independence (between the right and left ventricles) can...
resuscitation

Strategies for improving survivorship after sudden cardiac arrest

Survival and recovery continue long after resuscitation. Takeaways: Recovery after resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest extends well after discharge. Recovery will look different based on...
basic life support BLS

2020 American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the inpatient setting

Everything healthcare providers need to know Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the March 2021 issue of American...
respiratory COVID-19

Nursing care plan for outpatients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease

COVID-19 is associated with a plethora of complications for those who suffer from both mild and severe forms of the disease. Although research is...
hypertension in women

Hypertension in women commonly misidentified as part of menopause

Up to 50 percent of women develop high blood pressure before age 60 While complications of pregnancy and early menopause increase the future risk of...
medications heart failure management

Medications for heart failure management: What nurses need to know

Learn about heart failure medications to ensure improved outcomes Takeaways: Learn about the newest medications to treat heart failure, including adverse effects, indications, and nursing implications. ...

Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines

A new milestone study with results published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that clot removal up to 24 hours after stroke...
Hypertension

What goes up must come down: Hypertension and the JNC-8 guidelines

Essential (primary) hypertension is one of the most important preventable contributors to illness and death in the United States. Frequently termed the silent killer,...

Recognizing heart failure symptoms can improve patient self-management

Click here to download the PDF. Despite life-sustaining medical management for patients with critically worsening symptoms, heart failure (HF) prevalence continues to rise. An estimated...
Hypertensive

Responding to a hypertensive crisis

Clifton Jones, an African-American male aged 59, comes to the emergency department (ED) complaining of headache and blurred vision. After the triage nurse measures...

What’s new in anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation?

Mrs. Muriel H, age 78, is admitted to the medical-surgical unit with GI bleeding. She has a 5-year history of atrial fibrillation and has...

Study: Higher Hgb or receiving EPO doesn’t improve neuro outcomes in patients with TBI

In patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the administration of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) or maintaining a higher hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration through blood...

Reducing sepsis deaths: A systems approach to early detection and management

An interdisciplinary sepsis initiative eases the sepsis burden on patients, families, and the healthcare system.